after 25 years of dreaming about owning a house in the South of France we have had an offer accepted on a property near Uzes – so our dream is now turning into solid bricks and mortar – and we are dipping our toe in the Gard … More A Toe in the Gard
Anyone who really knows me will say I’m not really a city person. I’ve always lived in small villages or on the edge of small market towns and although I enjoy spending the odd day in a large town or city – I usually can’t wait to escape & head back to the countryside. I … More A potter round Montpellier
As a mother of 2 rugby-loving teenage boys I know that there is potentially a very short shelf-life for any nice pieces of pottery in our house, which is such a pity. I must admit that both my hubby and I look forward to the day when we may be able to buy a nice … More P is for Pottery Markets
Some time ago someone posed the question on Twitter ‘What are your favourite 3 hill-top villages in Provence?’ Of course there are many to choose from, each having their own merits, whether it is Gordes with its beautiful Chateau, narrow streets and incredible views, Lacoste with its annual concerts and stunning sculptures or the sleepy and … More O is for Oppede Le Vieux
More by luck than judgement, the first Sunday of our holiday this summer happened to coincide with the final day of this year’s International Art & Antiques Fair in L’Isle Sur La Sorgue. I must admit that I’d realised the ‘happy coincidence’ a few months ago and had been looking forward to spending a morning … More Fine art and something a bit different!
A few months ago one of my blogs was titled ‘D is for Dining Out’ – to be honest this isn’t something we get to do that often without the boys – and when we’re with them we have to make sure that the restaurant serves something they will be happy to eat. With this … More A delightful meal & a slightly ‘hairy’ cycle home
I can’t help it – I’m a sucker for a local Festival in France – so you can imagine I was delighted when, on a planned bike ride last week, we arrived in Saint Didier and noticed a sign for the Fig Festival taking place in Caromb that day. I feel I should explain that Caromb was … More A Fig Festival & a horse in a ‘flat-cap’
I can’t help it, I really enjoy being close to nature. We live in a small village, nearly 1000 feet up on Dartmoor within the National Park so we have a daily procession of sheep, cows and ponies walking past our front gate – and occasionally breaking in to eat whatever they can find in … More N is for Nature – Flora, Fauna & sometimes a snake!
So that’s it – we’re home after another fantastic couple of weeks in the Luberon and yes we do have our next holiday booked and yes we are already counting the days until we go again. We do live in a lovely part of the country, right on the edge of Dartmoor & within a … More The Simple, Natural & Uncomplicated Pleasures of Provence
‘So what do you think?’ asked my hubby as we were cycling back along the round Luberon Trail from Merindol this afternoon. ‘What do you mean? – What do I think?’ I asked in return, only for him to reply ‘How long do you think it would take us to get bored here?’ The simple … More Two Weeks in Provence – Day 14 – How long do you think it would take us to get bored?